On July 8th, I made the decision to climb Mt. Kenya, the second largest mountain in Africa, at 17,053 feet high. Five years ago, I had made a similar commitment to do Kilimanjaro, and that decision changed my life forever.
Most of us are familiar with goals and goal-making. For many of us, setting goals is an integral part of achievement and success.
Like many of you, my life is in a constant state of change. I am always growing, learning and trying to make myself a better person. But, despite all of this, I still try to set a couple of New Year’s resolutions each year… not to be hard on myself, but, to celebrate my potential. Today, I would like to share one of my New Year’s resolutions with you. I’d also give you some help for setting your own goals for 2019. New Year’s resolutions not your thing? Don’t worry! We have plenty of other fun articles and videos below. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
Happy New Year! Perhaps you’ve made a resolution – or two or three – to make 2019 a year of change for you. Fine. Good first step.
Getting committed, really committed, is the message of a recent, highly acclaimed book by Linda Formichelli. It is called Commit: How to Blast Through Problems & Reach Your Goals Through Massive Action.
Each new year promises us a fresh start, a time to reflect on our lives, and an opportunity to discover and set (or reset) our priorities.
Whether we call them resolutions, goals, or a vision for the year, we want to ensure that we build success and momentum as we move forward with our commitments.
Some four thousand years ago in Babylonia, the people celebrated the planting of new crops and the beginning of the new year. At the end of the elaborate, 12-day, religious festival Akitu, the people of Mesopotamia would support the existing king or crown a replacement.
What’s easy to do? Spend life in rigid countdown mode – ticking off backwards down to zero.
Few people seem to make New Year’s resolutions these days. They seem outdated and hard-to-keep. Why say your resolution is to visit the gym daily only to disappoint yourself a few months later when your gym clothes become your lounge pajamas?
The year 2019 is almost here. You might be thinking about a New Year’s resolution, a way to make your life better. If you’ve done this before, you probably focused on some self-improvement goal.
“You can’t make it to the top. You’re from Florida, so you’re going to get altitude sickness.”
My friend Ginger, a fellow Floridian in her 50s, had just told this other friend of hers that she had set her sights on climbing Kilimanjaro in July of 2019.